The word ‘Fika’ means ‘taking a break for a coffee and a bite to eat’ in Swedish and the owners go out of their way to make you feel welcome and at home here. The design is cute and authentic from the blonde woods, bench seats, Swedish candy and the blue and yellow crockery. The blonde waitstaff are all smiles and make everyone, especially children feel really welcome.
The space is limited inside so if you have a pram or an active toddler, its best to grab one of the tables outside facing the courtyard. The menu is shown on the blackboard, breakfast is served until 11.30am, lunch from 12pm and sandwiches from 3pm. There is no children’s menu however there are plenty of options here to keep them happy such as half a breakfast bun with ham or cheese, toast or a cinnamon bun. They may also like the O’Boy which is a sweet chocolate milky drink.
Other authentic Swedish options include crisp bread with either mashed egg and Kalles caviar or liverpate and pickled cucumber. The menu is small however everything is done well. For lunch you can’t go past the Swedish meatballs with mash, onion gravy and lingonberry jamor a gravalax open-faced sandwich with mashed egg, hovmastar sauce and dill.
Everyday they have a ‘nameday’ competition and if they select your name, you receive a free coffee. They have two types of coffee here, Campos and Bryggkaffe which is a medium strength Swedish filter coffee.
Fika offer a super healthy and authentic menu and relaxed atmosphere. If little ones want more of a play, visit the playground on The Corso which you can access through the shopping arcade just opposite Fika.